702 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 30 newly confirmed deaths in Mass.

Brunilde Fioravanti
Ottobre 18, 2020

Cases fell from 702 Friday and are down slightly from 587 a week ago today.

The other metric used by MA, a positive test rate below 5 percent, remains unchanged. New York, New Jersey, and CT use the same 10-per-100,000 threshold for their tri-state travel rules.

The seven-day average of positive tests per total tests administered was at 1.3 percent.

The Massachusetts Department of Health has reported another 550 confirmed cases of COVID-19, upping the state's total number of confirmed cases to 139,903.

Several important data points have been on the rise over the past month in the Commonwealth.

MA has added another four states to its list of low-risk areas that do not require travelers to fill out, test or isolate a form. Under current travel rules, anyone entering MA from other states must complete a MA travel form and isolation within two weeks, except that a COVID-19 test administered 72 hours prior to their arrival can produce a negative result. New Jersey, Hawaii, California and Washington were added to the list of public health departments.

The state's positivity rates are the highest rates reported since September 3.

Those states join NY and Washington, D.C., as well as all of New England except Rhode Island, on the lower-risk list.

Individuals visiting or returning to MA from the other 40 states are required to complete a travel form and either quarantine for 14 days or be able to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test that was administered up to 72 hours prior to their arrival. State. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in a fine of $ 500 per day.

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